Popular Area - Brecon Beacons

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The Brecon Beacons National Park was established in 1957, the last of the three Welsh parks. It runs from Hay-on-Wye in the east to Llandeilo in the west. There are the Black Mountains (in the east of the park, on the border with England) and the Black Mountain (in the west), just to be confusing.

The area to the west of the Brecon Beacons range is known as the Fforest Fawr (Great Forest), in 2005 The Brecon Beacons National Park became part of a prestigious worldwide network of Geoparks and received recognition by UNESCO to become the first Geopark in Wales and the first National Park in the whole of the UK to be designated.

The Beacons themselves take their name from the fact that they were used for signal beacons. Dotted around the Brecon Beacons are small market towns and villages full of character and that offer a wide range of bed and breakfasts, guest houses, farmhouses, hotels and holiday accommodation.

There are many excellent pubs and restaurants that serve a wide variety of food, utilising the superb local produce. The centre for exploring the Brecon Beacons is the market town of Brecon located on the River Usk; it has a wealth of history with a fortified Cathedral with a Norman font.

Popular activities in the park include walking. If you are feeling energetic then why not ramble the 100-mile route, called the “Beacons Way”. The walk takes you over the Carmarthen Fans, the Central Beacons and Pen-y-Fan, and the soft scenic slopes of the Black Mountains.

The Taff Trail is a multi-purpose route for cyclists and walkers and runs through the South Wales valleys and the Brecon Beacons. Those that enjoy cycling can go the many mountain bike centres called hubs, each of which are graded to help you select the right route for you.

There are great sailing opportunities in spectacular settings at Llangorse Lake and Pontsticill Reservoir. Boat Hire facilities are available at Llangorse Lake. This is also perfect fishing country, with good sport for both fly and general coarse fishermen. The rivers Wye and Usk provide top Salmon and Trout fishing, while coarse fishing is available on Llangorse Lake, numerous reservoirs and also the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal.

Other popular activities include caving. There are many outdoor centres which offer caving courses suitable for the beginner and the more experienced caver.

The Brecon Beacons has many attractions and places to visit including Brecon Mountain Railway, Brecon Show Caves, National Park Visitor Centre, The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh, Tretower Court and Castle/ Llys a Chastell Tre-tŵr, Dinas Rock, Brecon Cathedral and Blaen llia to name just a few.

The nearest airport to the Brecon Beacons is Cardiff Airport.

Look at the accommodation listed below to find your perfect Breacon Beacons Bed and Breakfast, Guest House or Hotel and Book Direct.

Pen-Y-Dre Farm, Bed and Breakfast Abergavenny

Pen-y-dre Farm Holidays, Llanvihangel Crucorney, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 8DH, UK

01873 890246 or 07741 200405

£40 - £45 per person per night

Pets Allowed | Children Welcome | Parking | TV | Internet Access /Wi Fi | Garden/Seating Area | Tea / Coffee Making Facilities | En-Suite

4 Star Award

Pen-y-dre is a working farm situated in the historic village… Read more…